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SAPL services during COVID-19 

The Downtown and Jensen Lakes Library facilities are closed and remote services continue

St. Albert Public Library facility doors are closed in accordance with the Province of Alberta direction announced on April 6. The health of our patrons, staff and our community is always our top priority, and we support this step in reducing the community spread of COVID-19.

We are committed to ensuring your continued access to the Library collections, services and programs you need, during the temporary closure of our physical spaces.

We encourage you to check this page periodically; we will keep it updated as circumstances change.

Online programs

All online Library programs and events will continue as planned. Check our calendar of events for the most up to date information.

Curbside Pickup service & materials returns

  • Curbside Pickup service is available at the Downtown Library and at Jensen Lakes Library.
  • The book returns are open at both library locations and material due dates remain in effect.
  • Not sure when your library materials are due? You can check your account online by following these instructions. If you have trouble checking your account online, call us at 780-459-1530 during the Downtown Library's open hours and we'll be happy to help.

eLibrary and Digital Resources

  • Check the SAPL calendar for a full listing of online programs and activities for all ages.
  • Explore the eLibrary 24/7 and discover the incredible range of books, magazines, comics, graphic novels, films, music, TV, homework help, online courses and more that are available to you free with your library card.
  • Not sure how to navigate the eLibrary? We have a library of bite-sized tech talks to help you out.
  • Digital resources are free with your library card.
  • Check out our recorded online programs for children, teens and adults, including storytimes, crafts, STEAM, tech talks, book clubs, virtual escape rooms, and more.

Contacting the Library

  • Staff will continue to answer inquiries during scheduled Library hours. 
  • If your membership is due for renewal, you can call Downtown at 780-459-1530 or Jensen Lakes at 780-544-0444 to renew it, or use our Contact Us form and select "I have a question regarding membership/ my account."
  • Contact Children's Services staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and at 780-459-1532.
  • Direct general questions and Adult Services questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 780-459-1682.

We continue to monitor the situation and to take guidance from the City of St. Albert and the Province of Alberta in determining our ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.